District 118 Kitchen and Bar

4.6
391 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
District 118 is an Authentic American Dining Experience . Specializing in elevated comfort food where guests discover a local blend of America’s favorites.

Our restaurant truly offers “something for everyone”; we are much more than just a restaurant. District 118 is perfect for a professional lunch or dinner, after work gathering, special occasions, brunch ,or a family friendly destination, all delivered in a modern rustic atmosphere.

District 118 is the choice for guests that truly appreciate great food, craft beer, fine wine and small batch spirits while sharing your experience with your favorite people surrounded in comfort.


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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided

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Tue - Thu 4:00PM - 5:00PM 8:00PM - 8:45PM
Fri - Sat 4:00PM - 5:00PM

What 391 people are saying
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KevinP
New England
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good foot and excellent service

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vipAndrewOfNewton
New England
68 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delayed visit due to Covid, but wonderful renovations inside..very upscale to the level one couldn't expect on Needham St. Service was wonderful and food professional prepared and displayed. Sea bass done perfectly, salad looked worthy of a painting, and, much to the modern exception, when the plates were brought to the table there was no asking "who got what?"--the people carrying the plates knew exactly where to place each order. Towards the end the volume did get loud, but we could still talk across the table. There are some 10 trestle tables outside, too, which were occupied, and plenty of parking as well. It's not a Needham St cheap eats place, but is certainly a worthy addition to Newton dining.

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vipDebR
New England
11 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Food was delicious. Shrimp tacos are a must do. Only complaint was it was extremely noisy with a large bar crowd. Would be nice if they could implement something to manage the noise level. Server was new but he made a good effort and was attentive.

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vipBrick
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were traveling through the area. And found this great place, with nice ambiance & vibe and really great food. Well worth the visit.

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Sharon
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere! Had the Berry Margherita and was so good we had 2nds. The food was delicious and the service great.

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Heidi
New England
9 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious. I had the Sea Bass with asparagus and gnocchi. It was fabulous.
We had the option to eat outside but chose to eat inside where is was comfortable.
Our server was very attentive. Highly recommend giving District 118 a try.

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adventurer
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time at District 118 and I know I'll be back for sure!!! My friend and I sat at the bar and the bartender could not have been more attentive. Super awesome menu and great atmosphere.

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viptomhoward
Chicago
61 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly and attentive. Great experience!

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vipScottK
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place for a spontaneous dinner on a Monday

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vipDeclanB
New England
21 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very good. Enjoyed the food. Will go again. Kids liked it too.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, the service (Aaron) was fantastic - best we’ve had in over 2 years of living in the US.

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HarveyP
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

everything was just ok. Restaurant had just re-opened recently so needed to get act together a little better. Food was best part of experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Super bland food

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vip10Cynt
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great drinks and food! Would definitely go back again.

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SteveP
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service. Decent options.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice neighborhood place. Great service nice people

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and excellent food

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julia
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend. Everything was great and the service was even better. We will definitely be going back

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StephanieD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing, the cocktails were perfect. And honestly it was the best salad and grilled chicken I’ve ever had… Which is saying a lot because who’s ever excited about grilled chicken?!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was my fiancé birthday and we decided to go there. The atmosphere was so nice and the service was exceptional. Besides the lobster being cold and they warmed it up, it was a wonderful date. I do wish they had a small dessert to give my fiancé for his birthday since they asked what the occasion was for. It’s was funny because we heard them start singing happy birthday and when we turned around it was for their coworker. Lol. All in all it was a great experience. We will be back. 🌹

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been wanting to try this place since I pass by all the time. Loved it! Food, ambiance and service was excellent!! I will definitely be back!!

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vipjustyoli413
New England
10 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Saw an advertisement on Facebook and decided to give District 118 a try. Our waitress was friend and the food was ok. I guess we shouldn't have high exceptions for taco at an American establishment. Glad they were only $4. How do you not have Margarita glass for Margaritas for Cinco De Mayo at a restaurant with a full bar???

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Jean
New England
18 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the three tacos as a cinco de mayo special and they were wonderful! I hope they keep those on the menu. So fun to be out again and then to have such a great experience was a treat. Service was excellent and they were very careful about spacing people. Definitely will be a regular.

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LeeL
New England
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the Philly Steak and Cheese Egg Rolls as an appetizer and the Lobster Roll as a main course. Both were delicious. The lobster roll was enormous. My server, Elena provided excellent service and was very knowledgeable about the menu items. Will go back soon.

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DamianF
New England
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food that’s reasonably priced in a hip setting.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time visiting 118. Place was incredible. Food was great. Recommend the short ribs! Excellent cocktails. Our server was attentive and friendly as well

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vipkristinm
New England
13 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

EXTREMELY disappointed with the service we received last night. Our reservations were at 7. At first our server was very attentive but then it got a little busy and he did not come back and take our entrèe for well over a half hour. My food was excellent but two of my girlfriends did not like their gnocchi. At the end of the night we had to grab another waiter to put dessert and drink order in. We were finishing our drinks and it was about 9:15 and we were the last ones in there but our server was very crude about us staying. At one point one of the staff yelled bye indicating we needed to leave. So two of us left half of a 14 dollar glass of wine. So disappointing and not worth the money. We are all new moms and getting out is a novelty. Was not worth leaving the family for a girls night out.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Betty!

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Yvonne
New England
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a busines meeting there the service was great, the ambiance was nice, and food was really good.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food always good and great service

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jacksmom
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! Can’t wait to come back.

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vipEDWARDF
New England
16 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great but I have to say I was really impressed by the cleanliness and the attention paid by the staff. . They were really deep cleaning between patrons. Someone was even cleaning the restroom which did not seem dirty but COVID precautions.

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vipjpro
New England
13 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

good food! great drinks! and thank you for the safety precautions to keep everyone safe !

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Tess
New England
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the chicken panini. Waitress super nice. Super good Covid guidelines and felt very safe. Good prices for quality and ambiance.

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Schl
New England
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The cocktails were excellent, as was the service and speed with which we got what we ordered. The food was fine. I expected it to be better considering the superb cocktails and lovely ambiance.

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1234k
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was great. Food was awesome.

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Rick
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and food. Low noise level. Well spaced tables. Spotless bathrooms.

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vipLillian
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love this place? Custom craft cocktails, great food with many options for small plate, meal sharing experience or full on entree option. Ive had most things on the menu - love the burrata, lamb gnocchi, scallops, short rib sandwich! Betty is the best bartender - staff are friendly, courteous and lovely.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super yummy and cool vibe!!

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Sissy
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fun last minute date night! We wanted a good burger and reviews pointed us to District 118. The reviews didn't lie! We had the Roasted Sprouts to begin our meal and they were absolutely perfect!! You have to try them! We both had the District 118 Burger- loved it! The combination of sweet with a little spicy kick was yummy! The service couldn't be beat! We will be back!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from District 118 Kitchen and Bar using the Order Online button. District 118 Kitchen and Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 795-0136.

District 118 Kitchen and Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 391 OpenTable diners.

District 118 Kitchen and Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://swipeit.com/product/1620/district-118.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.